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General Board / Re: When is an instance not an Object?
« on: May 05, 2016, 10:10:50 am »
You can easily show that with a shape script.

I wonder how that would go as a feature request.  It would make the release notes more fun.

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I was very excited when the new feature document fragments was announced, but from all the posts on it it seems as much fun as stabbing yourself in the leg with a fork.

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General Board / Re: When is an instance not an Object?
« on: May 05, 2016, 07:14:34 am »
Actors can't have operations. But if you create a class with operations and change it to be an actor it keeps the operations. Just to continue you list of strangenesses.

That would excite me if it also had a red nose that lit up.

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Uml Process / Re: Visualising Classifier Relationships
« on: May 04, 2016, 01:32:57 pm »
Good points Simon, to which I'd add the following (hopefully) insights I've garnered along the way.
Firstly, I don't believe UML defines what Ownership MEANS (I stand to be corrected).  However, in this case, it seems to mean the following:  If I have an owned element, I control how you may address (access) it.  If I am X and I have owned element Y, then you can ONLY reach Y via X.Y.   Further, while I own Y, if I am destroyed, then my owned elements are destroyed.  Because of the X.Y relationship, we say Y is "nested" in X.  The semantics of Nesting are similar to Composition, but they aren't the same - hence the different rendering of Nesting versus Composition.

Paolo, standing for konsistency and systemic violence :-)

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General Board / Re: Is there any solution for Docs Generator (RTF)?
« on: May 04, 2016, 01:29:09 pm »
So that's where you work skiwi :-)

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Uml Process / Re: TOGAF and Model Structure
« on: May 04, 2016, 08:41:34 am »
The M in ADM is the method.  The content metamodel describes how you structure your content.  The ADM may have something to say about what views you generate but shouldn't dictate the way you structure your elements.

I should also point out, I have never seen anyone do TOGAF well.  No one has ever been happy to have me look at thier repository as and indicative example.

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General Board / Re: Import XPDL2 into EA
« on: May 03, 2016, 11:23:24 am »
Walk in, sing "You can get anything you want at Alice's Restaurant", and walk out?

That'd be more productive than griping about it.  8)

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Bugs and Issues / Re: Project transfer empty
« on: May 03, 2016, 11:17:03 am »
I've had that happen once, but after I restarted the client and recreated the target it all worked again.

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General Board / Re: Import XPDL2 into EA
« on: May 03, 2016, 11:09:51 am »
I've already put in a feature request.  Everyone else should also put in feature requests.

Quote
And the only reason I'm singin' you the song now is 'cause you may know
Somebody in a similar situation.

Or you may be in a similar situation, and if you're in a situation like
That, there's only one thing you can do:

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Uml Process / Re: TOGAF and Model Structure
« on: May 02, 2016, 12:00:42 pm »

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General Board / Re: Arguments for the use of Enterprise Architect
« on: May 02, 2016, 09:58:58 am »
You should never actually make an argument for a tool.  You should make an argument for adhering to a standard way of working.

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General Board / Re: Unit of Measure to be modelled
« on: May 02, 2016, 08:50:49 am »
I hear that the USA is promoting its own unit, the TRUMP.

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General Board / Re: Nesting classes (and generalization)
« on: April 25, 2016, 07:12:29 am »
If you have never faced a situation where you had to use visual embedding you are not modelling something too complex, or you do not print your diagrams, or you are not very environmentally conscious.

I visually embed where it is useful, subcomponents in components et al.  However I also see I lot of Visio-upping of designs that are ambiguous and just the result of the architect not taking the time to model properly. 

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General Board / Re: Nesting classes (and generalization)
« on: April 22, 2016, 02:15:24 pm »
example, the ArchiMate Language allows you to visually embed one element inside another to indicate one of a small number of relationships between the two elements. BUT that is NOT the same as nesting the two items - which Sparx often does for you (INCORRECTLY).
If you nest two elements in Archi it asks you what the relationship is.  For example, if you nest an application component inside another application component it asks if the relationship is a composition or an aggregation.
But you can also visually embed (it's not nesting  :P ) specialization (AFAIK)

IMHO architects who habitually visually embed elements are very lazy and inconsistant modellers.

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General Board / Re: Nesting classes (and generalization)
« on: April 22, 2016, 10:36:54 am »
example, the ArchiMate Language allows you to visually embed one element inside another to indicate one of a small number of relationships between the two elements. BUT that is NOT the same as nesting the two items - which Sparx often does for you (INCORRECTLY).

If you nest two elements in Archi it asks you what the relationship is.  For example, if you nest an application component inside another application component it asks if the relationship is a composition or an aggregation.

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